The 2021 Formula 1 campaign continues this weekend as the action heads to the Zandvoort circuit in the Netherlands.
Red Bull v Mercedes and Max Verstappen v Lewis Hamilton continued last weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix as the Dutchman claimed victory in an aborted race.
George Russell strengthened his record to team up with Lewis Hamilton for Mercedes as he performed miracles in qualifying and finished second in the Belgian Grand Prix.
Russell nearly rocked Formula 1 history by almost taking pole position at Spa with the uncompetitive Williams team in their qualifying round.
Hamilton was third last time around, but Verstappen will want to be in the lead as he returns to the Netherlands in front of his home fans.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix…
When is the Dutch F1 Grand Prix?
Testing for the Dutch F1 Grand Prix started on Friday September 3.
The main race then starts on Sunday September 5 with the lights going out at 2 p.m.
How to watch the Dutch F1 Grand Prix?
Live coverage of the Grand Prix will be broadcast on Sky Sports F1 throughout the weekend with practice and qualifying scheduled for Friday 3 and Saturday 4 September.
Preparation for the Dutch F1 Grand Prix will start at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday 5 September with lights off at 2 p.m.
Lewis Hamilton vs. Max Verstappen: Dutch F1 Grand Prix
After finishing third in the Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix, Hamilton leads the F1 drivers’ championship with 202.5 points.
But with Verstappen finishing in first place on the podium last weekend, he narrowed the gap in the drivers’ standings to just three points with 199.5.
Hamilton’s latest victory came on his return to the British Grand Prix, while Verstappen hope to replicate that with a home win at Zandvoort.
Mercedes continued to lead the manufacturers’ standings with 310.5 points but Red Bull closed the gap with 303.5.